12 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (July 19-23)

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FRIDAY 19
ONSTAGE: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour at the Aronoff Center
650 Walnut St., Downtown
Your favorite queens are coming to the Queen City. The latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has turned out to be “the most fashionable, fearless and jaw-dropping spectacle in Drag Race herstory,” says a release, and the performers are now going to walk the runway in Cincinnati. Expect to see Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, plus Silky Nutmeg Ganache, A’kiera Chanel Davenport, Plastique Tiara, Kahanna Montrese, Nina West and Ariel Versace as they show off their fiercest looks, as introduced by host Asia O’Hara of Season 10. 8-11 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $45.75. cincinnatiarts.org.
Photo: Provided by Voss Events

FRIDAY 19

ONSTAGE: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour at the Aronoff Center
650 Walnut St., Downtown
Your favorite queens are coming to the Queen City. The latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has turned out to be “the most fashionable, fearless and jaw-dropping spectacle in Drag Race herstory,” says a release, and the performers are now going to walk the runway in Cincinnati. Expect to see Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, plus Silky Nutmeg Ganache, A’kiera Chanel Davenport, Plastique Tiara, Kahanna Montrese, Nina West and Ariel Versace as they show off their fiercest looks, as introduced by host Asia O’Hara of Season 10. 8-11 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $45.75. cincinnatiarts.org.
Photo: Provided by Voss Events
FRIDAY 19
EVENT: Price Hill Creative Community Festival
3120 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill and additional venues
Come out to Price Hill for two days of dance, poetry, film, performances, food and more. Price Hill Will is hosting its fourth annual Price Hill Creative Community Festival with more than 50 performances spread across four venues in the neighborhood. Its artists-in-residence program pairs internationally renowned performers with MYCincinnati, Price Hill’s youth orchestra, to produce original works of art. See the feature on page 34 for more. Starts 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Saturday. Free admission. creativecommunityfestival.org.
Photo: Salena McKenzie

FRIDAY 19

EVENT: Price Hill Creative Community Festival
3120 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill and additional venues
Come out to Price Hill for two days of dance, poetry, film, performances, food and more. Price Hill Will is hosting its fourth annual Price Hill Creative Community Festival with more than 50 performances spread across four venues in the neighborhood. Its artists-in-residence program pairs internationally renowned performers with MYCincinnati, Price Hill’s youth orchestra, to produce original works of art. See the feature on page 34 for more. Starts 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Saturday. Free admission. creativecommunityfestival.org.
Photo: Salena McKenzie

FRIDAY 19

EVENT: Schützenfest at the Kolping Society
10235 Mill Road, Mount Healthy
Translated as “The Marksman’s Festival,” Schützenfest began in the 15th century when, according to the legend, a German marksman shot an eagle that attacked a child. The marksman was made honorary king. When German immigrants settled in Cincinnati, they brought the traditional fest with them, holding the first Schutzenfest here in 1866. Today, the Kolping Society continues the tradition with a weekend-long event that includes a competition for the shooting of a hand-carved eagle, a bier dash and authentic German food like jaegerschnitzel and spaetzle. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. $3 adults; free 15 and younger. kolpingcincinnati.com.
Photo: Provided by Kolping Society
FRIDAY 19
MUSIC: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul 2019 with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope at Riverbend
6295 Kellogg Ave., California
Singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her guitar-slinging husband Derek Trucks have been spending their summers on the road since 2015, with their Tedeschi Trucks Band heading up the cross-country, Roots-music-heavy “Wheels of Soul Tour.” The tour — which has frequently come to Cincinnati — has showcased a nice range of American Roots music since its inception. Over the years, artists rolling with TTB on the Wheels of Soul have included Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, The Wood Brothers, Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers. For this year’s fifth-anniversary tour, the Tedeschi Trucks Band is being joined by hugely acclaimed Americana duo Shovels & Rope. The husband/wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst recently released By Blood, which has received glowing reviews for its broadening sonic palette and smart, poetic social commentary. Southern Rock-meets-Country group Blackberry Smoke rounds out this year’s Wheels of Soul lineup.  Tedeschi Trucks Band’s recent setlists have also included covers of songs by Bob Dylan, The Box Tops, Elton John, Elmore James and The Allman Brothers, the legendary Blues Rock group Trucks began playing guitar with when he was just 20 years old (the guitarist is the nephew of Allmans’ drummer Butch Trucks). 7 p.m. Friday. $52-$149. riverbend.org.
Photo: Facebook.com/TedeschiTrucksBand

FRIDAY 19

MUSIC: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul 2019 with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope at Riverbend
6295 Kellogg Ave., California
Singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her guitar-slinging husband Derek Trucks have been spending their summers on the road since 2015, with their Tedeschi Trucks Band heading up the cross-country, Roots-music-heavy “Wheels of Soul Tour.” The tour — which has frequently come to Cincinnati — has showcased a nice range of American Roots music since its inception. Over the years, artists rolling with TTB on the Wheels of Soul have included Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, The Wood Brothers, Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers. For this year’s fifth-anniversary tour, the Tedeschi Trucks Band is being joined by hugely acclaimed Americana duo Shovels & Rope. The husband/wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst recently released By Blood, which has received glowing reviews for its broadening sonic palette and smart, poetic social commentary. Southern Rock-meets-Country group Blackberry Smoke rounds out this year’s Wheels of Soul lineup. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s recent setlists have also included covers of songs by Bob Dylan, The Box Tops, Elton John, Elmore James and The Allman Brothers, the legendary Blues Rock group Trucks began playing guitar with when he was just 20 years old (the guitarist is the nephew of Allmans’ drummer Butch Trucks). 7 p.m. Friday. $52-$149. riverbend.org.
Photo: Facebook.com/TedeschiTrucksBand
FRIDAY 19
COMEDY: Sheryl Underwood at Liberty Funny Bone
7518 Bales St., Liberty Township
Sheryl Underwood is a card-carrying member of the Republican Party, something many would find unusual for a female African-American entertainer. She’s not what you would call a social conservative, though, as she tells audiences, “Men, every woman does not want to be in love with you, some of us just want sex. And don’t pull your pants down too far, cuz you’re not staying very long.” However, she notes, “I think most entertainers don’t understand how conservative they truly are. They whine about the environment, but then they jump on a private jet.” Though she was a fan of George W. Bush, she supported Barack Obama and, in the last election, Hillary Clinton, telling radio host Tom Joyner, “We’re stronger together if we stay with her because we have to protect the legacy of Barack Obama.” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday. $27-$57. liberty.funnybone.com.
Photo: Clark PR

FRIDAY 19

COMEDY: Sheryl Underwood at Liberty Funny Bone
7518 Bales St., Liberty Township
Sheryl Underwood is a card-carrying member of the Republican Party, something many would find unusual for a female African-American entertainer. She’s not what you would call a social conservative, though, as she tells audiences, “Men, every woman does not want to be in love with you, some of us just want sex. And don’t pull your pants down too far, cuz you’re not staying very long.” However, she notes, “I think most entertainers don’t understand how conservative they truly are. They whine about the environment, but then they jump on a private jet.” Though she was a fan of George W. Bush, she supported Barack Obama and, in the last election, Hillary Clinton, telling radio host Tom Joyner, “We’re stronger together if we stay with her because we have to protect the legacy of Barack Obama.” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday. $27-$57. liberty.funnybone.com.
Photo: Clark PR
SATURDAY 20
EVENT: City Flea at Washington Park
1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
The City Flea takes place this Saturday in Over-the-Rhine where hundreds of vendors will gather at Washington Park to create an urban flea market that lets you meet a myriad of Cincinnati artisans and makers. Shop their wares ranging from art, and vintage finds to jewelry, ceramics, plants, fancy foods and more. Experience it all in one place while supporting small and local businesses.  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission, thecityflea.com
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

SATURDAY 20

EVENT: City Flea at Washington Park
1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
The City Flea takes place this Saturday in Over-the-Rhine where hundreds of vendors will gather at Washington Park to create an urban flea market that lets you meet a myriad of Cincinnati artisans and makers. Shop their wares ranging from art, and vintage finds to jewelry, ceramics, plants, fancy foods and more. Experience it all in one place while supporting small and local businesses. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission, thecityflea.com
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
SATURDAY 20
EVENT: Tequila Fest at Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown
It’ll be a night you can’t remember as the third-annual Tequila Fest takes over Fountain Square with more than 50 different tequilas. Tickets include 12 samples (which totals about six shots); food from Mazunte; live music from Sun King Warriors, The Cliftones and Secret Circle; a T-shirt; and an additional cash bar. If you opt for VIP, you get in early with access to a build-your-own taco bar and high-end tequila. Tequila brands who will be at the event include Herradura, El Jimador, Patron, Don Julio, Casa Noble and Cabo Wabo. 6-10 p.m. Saturday. $50; $55 door; $125 VIP. tequilafestcincinnati.com.
Photo: Facebook.com/TequilaFestCincinnati

SATURDAY 20

EVENT: Tequila Fest at Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown
It’ll be a night you can’t remember as the third-annual Tequila Fest takes over Fountain Square with more than 50 different tequilas. Tickets include 12 samples (which totals about six shots); food from Mazunte; live music from Sun King Warriors, The Cliftones and Secret Circle; a T-shirt; and an additional cash bar. If you opt for VIP, you get in early with access to a build-your-own taco bar and high-end tequila. Tequila brands who will be at the event include Herradura, El Jimador, Patron, Don Julio, Casa Noble and Cabo Wabo. 6-10 p.m. Saturday. $50; $55 door; $125 VIP. tequilafestcincinnati.com.
Photo: Facebook.com/TequilaFestCincinnati
SATURDAY 20
EVENT: Celestial Sips Moon Landing at Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout
The Cincinnati Observatory is celebrating the moon landing’s 50th anniversary with a night of space-themed activities. Recall Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s out-of-this-world feat with a buzz of your own from a variety of beers presented by Fifty West and stop by a “Moon-tastic Photo Booth” for Insta-worthy pics. Moon-themed goodie bags will be handed out, and a silent auction will give guests the chance to walk away with even more swag. Weather permitting, there will also be stargazing via the giant telescope. Participants must be 21 or older. 8-11 p.m. Saturday. $75; $65 members. cincinnatiobservatory.org.
Photo: Jesse Fox

SATURDAY 20

EVENT: Celestial Sips Moon Landing at Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout
The Cincinnati Observatory is celebrating the moon landing’s 50th anniversary with a night of space-themed activities. Recall Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s out-of-this-world feat with a buzz of your own from a variety of beers presented by Fifty West and stop by a “Moon-tastic Photo Booth” for Insta-worthy pics. Moon-themed goodie bags will be handed out, and a silent auction will give guests the chance to walk away with even more swag. Weather permitting, there will also be stargazing via the giant telescope. Participants must be 21 or older. 8-11 p.m. Saturday. $75; $65 members. cincinnatiobservatory.org.
Photo: Jesse Fox
SATURDAY 20
EVENT: 'Big Lebowski' Blast at Jungle Jim’s
4450 Eastgate South Drive, Eastgate
For this Saturday's Big Lebowski Bash, the market's Jungle Jim's Experience Center in Eastgate is transforming into themed wonderland. During a screening of the 1998 film, ticketholders can grab cocktails and appetizers including Walter’s Show Dogs (aka corn dogs), “The Dude’s” pub fries, Stella Artois and, of course, White Russians. They'll also get swag bags with Lebowski-themed souvenirs. After the film, you can hit the outdoor after-party, with a full bar and a Lebowski look-alike contest. And if you don’t care for The Dude-themed parties, well, you know, that’s just like, uh, your opinion man. 4-11 p.m. Saturday (July 20). Doors open at 4 p.m.; film screening begins at 5 p.m.; after-party runs 7-11 p.m. $35 film screening; free for the after-party. Junglejims.com.
Photo: Provided by Jungle Jim’s

SATURDAY 20

EVENT: 'Big Lebowski' Blast at Jungle Jim’s
4450 Eastgate South Drive, Eastgate
For this Saturday's Big Lebowski Bash, the market's Jungle Jim's Experience Center in Eastgate is transforming into themed wonderland. During a screening of the 1998 film, ticketholders can grab cocktails and appetizers including Walter’s Show Dogs (aka corn dogs), “The Dude’s” pub fries, Stella Artois and, of course, White Russians. They'll also get swag bags with Lebowski-themed souvenirs. After the film, you can hit the outdoor after-party, with a full bar and a Lebowski look-alike contest. And if you don’t care for The Dude-themed parties, well, you know, that’s just like, uh, your opinion man. 4-11 p.m. Saturday (July 20). Doors open at 4 p.m.; film screening begins at 5 p.m.; after-party runs 7-11 p.m. $35 film screening; free for the after-party. Junglejims.com.
Photo: Provided by Jungle Jim’s
SATURDAY 20
EVENT: Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival at Sawyer Point
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown
The Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point Saturday. As the name suggests, the party features thoughtful food, beer and live music. Local restaurants will be providing meat-forward, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes and local brewers will be offering more than 42 different craft beers including selections from the likes of MadTree, Bad Tom Smith, West Side Brewing, Rhinegeist, 13 Below, Fifty West, Grainworks, Fretboard, Fibonacci, DogBerry, Wooden Cask and many more. The afternoon also includes live performances from Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle and Doc Robinson. Proceeds benefit the League for Animal Welfare. 3-7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $15. craftedfest.com.
Photo: Provided by Crafted

SATURDAY 20

EVENT: Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival at Sawyer Point
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown
The Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point Saturday. As the name suggests, the party features thoughtful food, beer and live music. Local restaurants will be providing meat-forward, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes and local brewers will be offering more than 42 different craft beers including selections from the likes of MadTree, Bad Tom Smith, West Side Brewing, Rhinegeist, 13 Below, Fifty West, Grainworks, Fretboard, Fibonacci, DogBerry, Wooden Cask and many more. The afternoon also includes live performances from Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle and Doc Robinson. Proceeds benefit the League for Animal Welfare. 3-7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $15. craftedfest.com.
Photo: Provided by Crafted